Here is one of my favorite jokes from the script Beauty School. Let me set the scene, our resident fool Bo is attempting to do a little girl's hair with some funny consequences from his own ineptness.
Bo has turned the little girl’s hair straight and bright yellow, the color of urine.
(Shrieks) it looks like piss!
ELC strides over and punches Bo’s arm to which he WHINES.
ELC Fool! You weren’t supposed to dye no hair today.
The attention attracts Petee and Jet. They both point and GIGGLE like little school girls. Bo turns toward them and YELLS.
Get out of here you Tinkerbells.
Petee puts both hands on his hips.
Well, Tink rocked great yellow
hair. Not like ... like that ... pee-colored mess you made.
He then pleadingly looks at ELC.
What's great about that scene is I didn't think the joke out. I just let it happened. The minute Bo calls our resident gay friend a Tinkerbell, and we already had the yellow hair, the joke was just begging to be said. I can't exactly dissect how I worked that out. It just organically evolved from the situation and my twisted mind.
In my opinion, there is nothing funnier than a great one-liner. A potent, powerful and hilarious one-liner is completely unforgettable. Here is another amusing scene (all from a great one-liner) from the upcoming book We're All Dead.
“Shut up! It’s your job to know these things … brother!” I hissed at him. “We can’t let these putrid zombies kill our food supply. They’ve already infected half the human race. What do you suppose will happen when there are no humans left you walking, talking idiot?”
“But we’re immortal,” he said with a vacant stare.
“We’ll starve and live forever hungry and irritable like I am now! Always! It will be immortality and low blood sugar.”